Anthony Ciccone, Madonna's Brother, Living Under Bridge: 10 Other Troubled Celebrity Kin [SLIDESHOW]

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  • Madonna
    Madonna's brother, Anthony Ciccone, has been found living under a bridge in Michigan, collecting cans and bottles for money. He says that his family have "turned their backs" on him. Reuters
  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey's sister, Alison Carey, was arrested in July 2005 for prostitution. She was caught trying to solicit an undercover cop. This had been her second arrest for prostitution. The troubled woman is also HIV-positive. FOX News reported that, "She offered to engage in sexual conduct for $250 in cash," according to a police source. Reuters
  • Rod Stewart
    Rod Stewart's son, Sean Stewart, was arrested in 2010 for driving with an outstanding warrant for a suspended license. In 2002 he was arrested for attacking a man outside a nightclub and again in 2007 for attacking a couple with a brick after being denied entrance to a party, reports the Daily Mail. Sean Stewart has struggled with drug addiction and has appeared on the reality TV show, "Celebrity Rehab" on VH1. Sean Stewart and his father are said to be very close. Reuters
  • Cheryl Cole
    Cheryl Cole's brother Andrew Leighton has been arrested multiple times on various charges. TruTV reports that in August 2008 he was arrested for assaulting someone with CS tear gas. In October 2008 he was arrested for breaking into a car. In November 2009 he was arrested for driving without a license and DUI. According to MTV UK, Cole has put her work schedule on hold to attempt to help her brother, who has a history as a drug addict. Reuters
  • Michael Douglas
    Michael Douglas' son, Cameron Douglas, who is a 32-year-old former DJ, was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2010 for planning to sell crystal meth and for possession of heroin, reported People Magazine. He was arrested in NYC at the Hotel Gansevoort. He had been arrested in the summer of 2009 during a federal drug sting. His first drug related offense occurred in 2007. "I’d like to apologize to my family and loved ones for putting them through this nightmare of my making," Cameron said, adding, "I believe, your honor, things will be different this time," wrote People magazine. Reuters
  • Ryan O'Neal
    Actor Ryan O'Neal's son with Farrah Fawcett, Redmond O'Neal, has had a very troubling past. TruTV reports that in both August and September of 2011 Redmond O'Neal was arrested twice. In August police found heroin and marijuana in his car and a handgun at his apartment. Then, after the judge allowed him a one-year stint in rehab, in September Redmond O'Neal tested positive for methamphetamine. In October 2011, Ryan O'Neal had to attend Redmond's case as well as the case of his other son, Griffin, on drug and weapons charges, writes the Daily Mail. Ryan O'Neal's daughter Tatum also has a history of drug abuse. Reuters
  • Billy Bob Thorton
    Actor Billy Bob Thorton's daughter, Amanda Brumfield, was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a 1-year-old in Orlando, FL, in June 2011, reported ABC News. Brumfield, 32, killed her friend's daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia, when she babysat the child in October 2008. The child had a three-and-a-half inch fracture on her skull and bleeding and swelling of her brain, wrote ABC News. After her arrest in 2008, Thorton's publicist told CNN that he and Brumfield had not had contact in quite some time. In a statement to CNN Thorton said, "When informed about this situation, he [Billy Bob] commented that, 'Anytime a baby's life is lost is an unimaginable tragedy and my heart goes out to the baby's family and loved ones.'" Reuters
  • Al Gore
    Al Gore's son, Al Gore III, was arrested in July 2007 at the age of 24. MSNBC reported that he was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and prescription drugs after police pulled over the former VP's son for speeding. He was driving 100 MPH when he was pulled over and police found less than an ounce of marijuana, along with Xanax, Valium, Adderall, and Vicodin on him. He had also been arrested in 2003 for marijuana possession while at Harvard University. Reuters
  • Christopher Nolan
    "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan's brother, Matthew Nolan, was arrested in March 2009 by the FBI in connection with the murder of an American businessman Robert C. Cohen in Costa Rica. TruTV reports that authorities allege that Matthew Nolan posed as a Paris jewel dealer to lure Cohen into a meeting. He was then kidnapped by Matthew Nolan and his alleged accomplice Alonso Douglas Meija, tortured, and blackmailed for $7 million. The Chicago Tribune reports that in November 2009 Matthew Nolan was caught plotting an escape from the Chicago federal prison. Reuters
  • Paris Hilton
    Paris Hilton's brother, Barron Hilton, was arrested in February 2008 at the age of 18 for DUI in Malibu, CA. People magazine reported that Barron Hilton was driving a black Mercedes while intoxicated and was arrested at 8:04 a.m. He spent one day in jail before posting $20,000 bail. Paris Hilton had been charged with DUI in September 2006. Reuters
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama's estranged half brother, George Obama, was arrested in January 2009 in Kenya for possession of marijuana. CNN reported that George Obama was caught near his home in the Nairobi slum and resisted arrest. In February 2009, all charges had been dropped. Reuters
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Anthony Ciccone is currently homeless and living under a bridge in Michigan, reports the NY Post.

Ciccone, 55, has been living under a bridge in Traverse City after losing his job at his father's winery more than a year ago.

He collects cans and bottles and does random odd jobs to make a few dollars.

He told the Michigan Messenger that his family has turned their back on him.

You think I haven't answered this kind of question a bazillion times -- why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I'm homeless on the street? Ciccone said.

Anthony Ciccone is only one of many troublesome celebrity kin.

Other stars such as Billy Bob Thorton, Rod Stewart, and even President Obama himself have relatives whose pasts are blemished.

Here is a slideshow of 10 other troubled celebrity kin you might not have known about.




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